DDC Poonch reviews modalities for Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

POONCH, AUGUST 08: Chairman District Health Society Poonch Rahul Yadav today chaired a meeting to discuss the Microplan to start vaccination campaign of Measles and Rubella.

The meeting was attended by CMO Dr Mumtaz Bhatti, Dy CMO Dr Shamim-un-Nisa, Dr Arvind from WHO, representatives from Army, District and representatives from the departments of Health, Education, Municipality and members of civil societies.

The meeting was informed that vaccination campaign will be carried out from 1st to 30th September in the district and shall cover about 1.8 lac children . The campaign will be held in schools in the first phase as the said age group could be covered in schools in maximum number.

The meeting discussed that since more than 80 percent of children of the targeted age group are in schools , the role of education department becomes crucial in the process of vaccination . Dr Arvind from WHO urged Education Department to aware the students and parents about the importance of vaccination campaign for 100 percent coverage. It was therefore decided that all the Principals and teachers of schools would be sensitized for the success of the campaign.

While speaking on the occasion, DDC Rahul Yadav urged the members of civil society to extend their cooperation for making the campaign successful.

Further the meeting was informed that after the schools an outreach campaign will be run to cover other children .

The DDC directed the concerned departments to work hand in hand so that no child is left out during this campaign.

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